HACCP International was pleased to be in attendance, as well as an exhibitor, at this year’s GFSI commence in Malaysia. Clive Withinshaw (Director) and Bill Simos, (MD, Asia Pacific) found the conference to be very informative and well attended.
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The Hon Katrina Hodgkinson MP
Minister for Primary Industries
The NSW Government, through the NSW Food Authority, is working closely with State and federal food safety and health agencies as part of the national response to the hepatitis A health scare, NSW Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson said today.
BRC 7 Training
The BRC Global Standard for Food Manufacturers has been revised and Issue 7 was published in January 2015. The requirements are an evolution from previous issues, with a continued emphasis on management commitment, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based food safety programme and supporting quality management system. The objective has been to direct the focus of the audit towards the implementation of good manufacturing practices within the production areas with increased emphasis on areas which have traditionally resulted in recalls and withdrawals (e.g. label and packing management).
A Gold Coast restaurant has been hit with a record fine of almost $30,000 after health inspectors found it was overrun with cockroaches.
Gold Coast City Council had lodged a complaint in Southport Magistrates Court against The Hub Restaurant at Varsity Lakes after a health officer visited the eatery in mid-September, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.